2012 Zinfandel

2012 Zinfandel
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SKU: VRZIN12

The grapes for our Zinfandel were grown on Pleasant Valley Vineyard and handpicked and sorted in the cool morning hours. They were gently crushed and then allowed to ferment in small stainless steel tanks. Variable pump-over techniques were implemented during the progressive stages of fermentation to enhance fruit extraction and enrich mouthfeel. The wine was then transferred into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and spent 16 months in French and American oak barrels. During aging, 20% Petite Sirah was blended in for complexity and mouthfeel, then returned to barrels to integrate for the last 8 months prior to bottling.

Enjoy now through 2018.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Ruby garnet
  • Aroma: Raspberry and notes of plum with hints of nutmeg and white pepper spice
  • Taste: Medium-bodied with juicy plum fruit, hints of chocolate and a smooth, creamy finish
Other Notes
"An elegant and juicy Paso Zinfandel" — Kevin Willenborg, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 28 – Oct. 9, 2012
Aging
16 months in French and American oak barrels
Alcohol %
14.2